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Vanessa Hanks


Vanessa  Hanks

Address:
P.O. Box 25265
Farmington, New York 14425
United States

Telephone: 585-957-2445
Firm: Law Offices of Vanessa Brown Hanks
Practice Overview:
Our law office is dedicated to accessible legal services. During the ongoing economic crisis, legal representation has continued to become out-of-reach for many Americans. As a client, you will receive competent, individualized, and affordable legal services.

Our practice includes immigration, consumer, debt settlement, creditor issues, legal research & writing, contract drafting, negotiation/settlement services, court representation, and general practice legal services.

To make legal expertise even more accessible, our office provides advice, research, court preperation, and review of self-drafted documents, for "Do-it-Yourself" clients who only want to retain an attorney for guidance and review of their case. This puts the law back into the publics hands.

Jurisdiction(s):
Maryland
New York

Professional Profile:
• Currently the managing attorney of the Law Offices of Vanessa Brown Hanks and the consumer law Staff Attorney at the Volunteer Legal Services Project.
• Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Kaye A. Allison in the Baltimore City Circuit Court, and for visiting and retired judges.
• Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore: Graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 11% of my class.
• Master’s Degree from the University at Buffalo in Comparative Politics with concentrations in Russia & the Former Soviet States and international intellectual property rights.
• Master’s Degree from the University of Albany in Eastern European and Russian History.
• Published thesis: The French Wine Industry in Crisis: Is it a Case of Intellectual Property Rights Gone too Far?
• 2009 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence.
• Member of the Summary Resolution Committee for ATHGO International’s Symposium at the World Bank on the Role of Good Governance in Economic Development.

Education:
LevelSchoolDegreeYear
UndergraduateBinghamton UniversityBS Biology1994
LawUniversity of Baltimore School of LawJuris Doctor (JD)2009
OtherUniversity at BuffaloMaster's Degree2006

Affiliations & Memberships:
Monroe County Bar Assocation
Ontario County Bar Association
Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
New York Bar Association

Interests:
Substantive Legal Research and Writing, Geographical Indications, Trademarks, and Certification Marks, International Intellectual Property Rights, Farmworker rights, immigration, consumer protection, debtors' rights.

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